I taught English, 7th grade science, Earth Science, and biology at a private Jesuit school for 5 years. After that, moved on to a large public school where I developed my own curriculum and taught chemistry, physics, biology, and forensic science in an alternative education program for the next 4 years. I've spent the last 10 years (and will hopefully spend the next 20) teaching Regents and AP Chemistry (and coaching varsity football) at a small public school in Upstate NY.
My materials promote the NGSS pedagogy of creating a student-driven, problem-solving approach, and surpass both the NGSS and the NYS Board of Regents in terms of scope and content. They have provided me the opportunity to teach honors-level chemistry while fostering a self-pacing classroom environment that's suitable for students of all levels. Some people call it a "flipped classroom," others are now apparently calling it a "blended classroom." I call it engaging my students in as much problem-solving as possible while I have them in my classroom. While I don't agree with the NGSS proposal to remove content from our chemistry courses, I do believe in the movement to create student-centered classrooms in which problem-solving is a huge part of the daily practice. There are links to my vodcasts for virtually every lesson that I teach which you can find at the top of each page of the KEY version of my Note Packets. I assign almost all of my notes as homework, which the students complete using my vodcasts. I go over the those notes with the class the next day, which allows my students to experience the material for a second time. While we go over the notes, those who feel confident are free to move forward and work on the problems I've assigned from the Practice Packet. I've found that this method gives students the advantage of seeing the material twice, allows for maximum collaboration, and creates a student-driven, self-pacing classroom focused mainly on problem-solving skills and promoting deeper learning through guided practice. Here is a link to my Daily Planner for anyone who purchases my materials or who would simply like to see what my calendar for the year looks like: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17WuTyVmTdrKccBRqab9xolCvToVZ7QDu-9dN06tqLmE/edit?usp=sharing
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Avon Central School University of Rochester (English, Pre-Med) University of Phoenix (MAEd Curriculum and Instruction)
Make sure you check my store periodically for updates as I am continuously revising my materials. I always notify my buyers of updates, but I'm not sure how many actually receive the updates. Here is another link to my Daily Planner in case you didn't see the one provided above: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17WuTyVmTdrKccBRqab9xolCvToVZ7QDu-9dN06tqLmE/edit?usp=sharing